Late Summer Garden’s Bounty

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Late Summer Garden’s Bounty

Monday, August 29, 2011

Powell Gardens is alive with plants in every size and hue despite the vicious heat and lack of rain of July. The gardens are designed in our prairie meets woodland “spirit of place” and this natural style holds up well through the routine rigors of our climate. Petunias are flowers that usually quit flowering in … Read More

Festival of Butterflies Recap & Late Summer Treasures

Friday, August 26, 2011

I hope you got to see the phenomenal moths of this year’s Festival of Butterflies. Here’s a quick overview in case you missed them; we hope to have them back again next year. Rothschild’s Silkmoth (Rothschildia lebeau) from Costa Rica was spectacular with its four windowed wings and pink frosting highlights.  The Luna Moth (Actias … Read More

Exotic Moth Emerges

Monday, August 1, 2011

Our first exotic moth–an African Moon Moth–has emerged for display at the Festival of Butterflies, which opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 5. African Moon Moths (Argema mimosae) are simply spectacular and must be seen alive and in person! The unique lemon-lime green quickly fades as it is pigment and not refracted light like … Read More